Nurturing religious and cultural tolerance is the goal of this fully bilingual interactive educational resource, developed by DRAY Media for the Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, for release in late 2010.
Nine original characters were developed from the diverse regions of Newfoundland and Labrador, each with a different belief background and cultural profile. This dynamic quality allows for the platform's broad and intrinsically inclusive nature.
Each character is featured in their own chapter, highlighting sacred and special places, symbols and beliefs that relate to their faith and culture. Graphics, text, streaming audio and video components illuminate diversity while instilling values of acceptance and understanding.
Over 100 illustrations were developed to illuminate audio and text components. Each chapter is supplemented by the Cultural Connections feature, a real-life video segment meant to extend the impact of the illustrative concepts into real understanding.
Each character offers insight into their individual faith and belief system by means of illustration coupled with synchronized on-screen text / audio. The platform mirrors a show and tell presentation that fosters discovery, curiosity and inspiration.
To complement the interactive DVD, a teacher's guide and a series of interpretive posters were developed. As a package, this platform is considered unique, not only in its scope and breadth, but in the depth, flavour and impact of its lush interactive experience.